When: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30am
Parking: Long Gate Shopping Center and the The Dancel Y in Ellicott City lot
We strongly encourage you to pick up your packets in advance, as lines on Thanksgiving morning can be long. You may pick up packets for friends and family, just have their first and last names.
- Tuesday, November 22 - Charm City Run Columbia, 3 - 8 pm
- Wednesday, November 23 - The Dancel Y in Ellicott City, 10 am - 7 pm
- Thursday, November 24 - Long Gate Shopping Center, 7 am
Are donations tax deductible? The Y in Central Maryland is designated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation. For a copy of our current financial statement, please contact us at 303 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21204 or 443-322-9622.
Do I have to be a Y member? No, all are welcome!
Are children welcome? Absolutely! Children six and under register for FREE! Children ages seven through 17 register for half price!
Are dogs allowed? Yes! Dogs who are registered for the event will receive a 2016 Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K bandanna. Dogs do not have to register, but only those who register will receive a bandanna. We also ask that dogs who attend: are well socialized, well behaved, on leash at all times, and line up at the back of the pack.
Are strollers allowed? Yes! Strollers are permitted on the course; however, we ask that for safety reasons you line up at the back of the pack.
What if I can’t make it after I have registered and paid for the event? Your registration fee will not be refunded if you do not attend. Your fee helps families in Central Maryland that are in critical need of assistance.
Do I have to pay for my child to run with me? Yes, everyone must register. Children being pushed in strollers do not require an individual registration.
What time should I arrive? If you are already registered, please plan to arrive at the event at least 30 minutes before start time (by 8:00 am). If you are registering Thanksgiving morning, please plan to arrive at least one hour before the 5K begins.
Where do I park? At the Long Gate Shopping Center or the The Dancel Y in Ellicott City.
What t-shirt size should I get? T-shirts are Adult Unisex and Tek fabric. The sizing is as follows: Small - 28 length, 18 width; Medium - 29 length, 20 width; Large - 30 length, 22 width, XLarge - 31 length, 24 width, 2XL - 32 length, 26 wide.
How can I volunteer the day of the event in Ellicott City? Please sign up here.